The battle over a 166-foot-tall fence at the LA Country Club is over: the club has decided not to build what was once called a "massive and visually unattractive" fence to "protect" the yet-unbuilt condo towers of 9900 Wilshire from errant sixteenth-hole golf balls. The LA Business Journal reports that, after six months of negotiations and juuuuust before selling the property to a Chinese firm, the now-former owners of the condo site agreed not to hold the golf club liable for damages to people or property caused by wayward balls; that was enough to halt fence construction.
The fence had been approved by not one but two city planning entities last year, but the developers of the former Robinsons-May site contested the decision, pointing out that not only was the fence going to interfere with the view from many of the condo units, but it was also about five times the height limit normally allowed for such structures. The two parties arrived at a resolution shortly before it was announced that big-time Chinese commercial developer Wanda Group was buying 9900 Wilshire.
· Golf Course Withdraws Application for 166-Foot Fence [LABJ]
· LA Country Club and 9900 Wilshire Battling Over 16-Story Fence [Curbed LA]
· Bev Hills' 9900 Wilshire Sells to Chinese Mega-Developer [Curbed LA]